It's not "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" but rather: "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy's friends begin dropping like flies."
Peter O'Mallick isn't just having a bad day; he's having a bad life.
It's bad enough when your girlfriend suddenly casts you a cold shoulder, your grades are slipping and those around you no longer understand what it's like to walk in your shoes; but walking around with the innate power to end lives?-?something Peter begins to realize he has had since birth?-?takes the angst to a whole new level.
And Hamlet thought he had it bad.
Encouraged by his guidance counsellor,...